Rochester Supermarket Shuts Down During Daniel Prude Protest

Demonstrators gathered outside a supermarket in Rochester, New York, on Tuesday, March 23, to mark the one-year anniversary of Daniel Prude’s death in police custody.

The crowd marched through the city before arriving outside an East Avenue Wegmans store that shut down on Tuesday morning due to the activity.

Footage shared by Will Powers shows demonstrators chanting “black lives matter” outside the market as employees locked the entry.

Prude died a week after his arrest in March 2020 when police placed a spit hood over his head as he was detained. His death sparked protests after police released body camera footage of the arrest in September 2020. Credit: Will Powers via Storyful